As World War II draws to a close, the first covert battles of the Cold War begin. Caught in the life and death struggle between Soviets and Germans in war-torn Berlin, you control the fate of a lone American OSS Sniper.
User reviews: Very Positive (283 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 18, 2005

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October 7

New Steam Trading Cards, Profile Backgrounds and more!

Snipers! We’d like to thank you all for your support of the Sniper Elite series over the years, what better way than adding new community items! Play the original Sniper Elite today to collect 6 Trading Cards, 5 Profile backgrounds, 5 Emoticons and a Badge! We’ll see you on the battlefield!

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June 2

Sniper Elite pre-orders now on Steam with 20% off and FREE DLC



Pre-purchase Sniper Elite 3 today for 20% off and get the exclusive Target Hitler: Hunt the Grey Wolf DLC mission FREE.

A high level target has arrived in Tobruk for a surprise visit, but your intel paints a conflicted picture. Could it really be the Führer, or one of his rumoured doubles? With time running out you must infiltrate the city, pick your location and decipher the crucial ‘tell’ in time.

With an expansive environment, randomised clues and SEVEN different ways to take down the Grey Wolf, no two playthroughs will be the same!

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About This Game

As World War II draws to a close, the first covert battles of the Cold War begin. Caught in the life and death struggle between Soviets and Germans in war-torn Berlin, you control the fate of a lone American OSS Sniper. Disguised as a German and working deep behind enemy lines you must stop Stalin's forces from gaining control of Germany's nuclear secrets. Prepare to alter the course of history.


Authentic World War II sniper simulation featuring realistic weapons, bullet ballistics and sniping skills

  • Massive single player game with 28 heart-pounding missions
  • Intense 8-player LAN sniper battles including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Assassination game modes
  • 3rd person view for close quarter action and movement - 1st view person for sniping
  • Options to take account of gravity, wind, posture, heart-rate and breathing to execute the perfect shot
  • Multi-angle 'Bullet Cam' for kill confirmation
  • Non linear game play provides unique action each time a mission is played

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: 1GHz Pentium CPU or equivalent
    • Memory: 256Mb RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce2 32Mb or equivalent
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4Gb free hard disk space
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
The 1st game were i had to play slow and it was worth it god this game change my look on games forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Best game ever :D
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
You can buy this awesomeness
online is open with bobzent crack :)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I suggest you this game if you played it on ps2/xbox, it's a really nice game nice missions,cool story etc
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A game so old and unrefined that you'll wonder how anyone enjoyed it when it was new.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
A truly classic and personal game of mine. Oh? Why personal? Well...

Go back to a time when the 360 was just out and the next gen of gaming consoles started. I never got a 360 untill about two years after it's release. So i was still playing my good ol' XBOX (my favourite console of all time).

I had a few favourite games, but a few stood out. My mother's boyfriend at the time got a game when i had newly got my xbox around 2 years before that, and he played it alot and i watched and had a go every once in a while. That game was noen other than SNIPER ELITE.

The game was fu**ing amazing to my little eyes. The bullet cam blew my mind, and when i got one it was like opening a Kinder Surprise and getting a new epic little piece of plastic to play with. I loved it.

He lost interest in the game because he was a sports person so it was mine. I played the first two levels every once in a while because they were my favourites, the first i loved so much because something odd happened, a plane crashed right in front of me. No joke. My little mind went nuts, And i didn't want to quit the game because of such a sight. I thought: "Where is the pilot?" So i picked up a wounded enemy or ally (i can't remember now) and placed him next to the plane and did a little role playing. I had to quit eventually, and ever since i tried to re create that experience and only got the plane to spawn when i wasn't around to see it crash.

Cut to years after that, i got my 360 and loved the ♥♥♥♥ out of it. I would still play my original XBOX, but the 360 was the console at that time for me. The sniper elite disc disappears, i can't remember how, but i was sad to see a game go. Early 2011 My 360 days were over, Microsft fu**ed me oever so i stopped playing my 360. I had nothing, but my laptop....

I didn't have steam then, but i was recomemded to try it and my PC days went off (Fu*k consoles). My xbox was never collecting dust because i once again, still played it. But at this time i wanted to build my collection for it up again, so i started to buy more and more games for it. around 2012 I went to my local video shop who were clearing all their now 'retro' last-gen games, so my mum purchased as many original XBOX games as she could. One of them was Sniper Elite.

I played the absolute ♥♥♥♥ out of it! And remembered the plane.....

So by trying to trigger it be playing the level and restarting it over and over, only getting the plane to spawn when im not around, it finally happened.

The plane crashed, infront of me. My heart stopped and my childhood memory was revived. True story.

10/10 Best Sniper Elite ever.

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43 of 71 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Shot a guys balls off.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Played this so many times on the PS2 I know all the locations of the enemies. This is really a great sniping simulator and WW2 shooter.

+ Realisitic
+ 4 difficulty settings including Custom
+ Many missions that you can do different way
+ 3 different snipers and a few other weapons
+ Bullet cams
+ Better graphics than PS2

9/10 - Played this way to much, recommend.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
used to play this on the xbox, multiplayer was really fun for me the couple times I hopped on. Easy game to play, fun maps.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
one of my favorites. Was one of the first games to include a bullet ballistics system which can make for some really satisfying shots.

If your looking for an older game to play this is one not to be missed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game i used to play on PS2 I used to just mess around but, I have also played the new sniper elite. This game is one of my personal favorites. Its been around in my early teen years for a while and this game is still enjoyable. If you want to try it go ahead.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
By far one of the BEST FPS games I have ever play. Timing, Precision, and skills. This is a great game! I would absolutely recommend this. Its a bit older, thus doesn't have the best graphics in the world. But this game plays WELL.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I'd really love this game but a little bit disappointed since there's no more multiplayer options. still 8/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Was a good game back in the days. :)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Not finished yet, so far so good. Woulkd suggest only buying on special and if you enjoy sneaking when you do your killing.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I shot ssome people from a distance - I think that was the point of the game = WIN!?
7/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Pretty enjoyable, I suppose.

7/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Shot a guy in the throat and removed his right of living and having an adams apple.
10/10
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Its The Ultimate Sappr Game #(1) , 3-D Graphics ,Sniper thus Far
100.% KicK ♥♥♥ .

VYpYR
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Personal rating: 4/10, worth playing, but only if you're patient enough.

Pros:
-nice ballistic system: gravity, wind, your own heartbeat will affect your accuracy.
-impressive headshots, kinda reminds me about Fallout 3/NV, except it's not as messy.
-you can take a minigun and rush forward, but that's an easiest way to die. The game forces you to play as sniper, what a surprise.
-missions are pretty interesting. Most of the times you have to infiltrate the heavily guarded territory (alarm = game over), take a position (optional: plant explosives everywhere), then start shooting like crazy in everyone.

Cons:
-cities are pretty much empty. Most of the building are permanently locked, so you cannot enter them and you can't get on the roof for a good sniping position. Although some enemies are able to do that. And those roofs that you can enter are pretty useless, because AI instantly notices you there from afar.
-and the worst part of this game:
AI is pretty much broken. You can snipe an enemy out of bushes with one single bullet from a great distance and enemies will instantly know where it came from. It feels like I appear on their minimap like a big glowing dot right after the shot from any weapon without silencer (i.e. anything other than silenced pistol, which has awful accuracy on medium to long ranges).
So after any shot all enemies on the map will be rushing towards you, no matter how well you hid or if you ran away right after the shot.
What was the point of creating a game where you have to play sniper, but you also can't do that, I don't know.
If not that, I'd easily rate this game 7/10, which is pretty good by my standards.


If you played first CoD and ever thought something like "But I don't want be here, I want to be on that hill with a sniper rifle", this game is definitely for you. If you liked Rogue trooper, you'll probably like this game as well.

It felt like a good game indeed, but I guess I'm not patient enough.
The last straw was the mission in a field with 2 enemy snipers, me and big ♥♥♥ gun that fired every 10 seconds or so.
I thought it was put there by devs to provide sound masking option for stealthy sniping enemy snipers.
So I counted seconds, then put a perfect headshot from ~200 metres in enemy sniper.
I could have sworn this was a sound masked shot - I fired the same time with that cannon.
But, apparently, second sniper somehow heard it and instantly saw me and started to shoot at me (I was ~300 metres away from him, crawling in bushes). So... ragequit. Very disappointing.
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